Mind Controll'dEntry for Mission 2: Mind Controll'd"Shit, Taki...we lost them? As in, they got turned?!""Yes, Andrew, that's right. They've been turned using a more advanced neural control system then we've ever seen. I have no idea how that Bubbly little FOOL kept it hidden for so long...we need to get them back! They know too much for our good! If they were to be questioned, all our secrets would come out! Well, except for the secrets of your guns...which brings me to why I called you. I need you to design a weapon that will affect ONLY the chips inside them. This will be the toughest mission for you so far. Heavy resistance, Toughened security, and you may have to fight them. Now, get to work!"With that, Taki showed me the door, and I quickly got to work on my biggest challenge. Designing the body wasn't the hard part...although it DID pose a problem. Then, I had to figure out what it would fire as a projectile! I didn't want to fry their brains, but it HAD to be a strong enough charge to disab
Elementalists Ch. 3Elementalists Chapter 3Discovery and DistrustCRACK! CRASH! CLACK!Samuel and I ducked as stones, cans, apples, and other assorted objects were thrown at us. I stumbled as a stone struck me in the leg, but I kept my balance. Windows shattered as misguided stones hit them, glass raining down. We dodged between and around people that stood in front of us. We heard swears and insults being hurled at us as we ran from the ever growing mob. We searched around frantically for a way out, anything to escape the horde. Suddenly, Samuel got blown into a small hallway, and dragged me with him! Just as we fell into it, flames sprung up, blocking the way, and protecting us from the mob. I heard a chittering sound, and when I looked, I saw a large raccoon staring at Samuel. I noticed almost immediately that the creature's form rippled in the wind. It chittered again, and Samuel nodded, almost as if he could understand. A conversation soon sprung up. However, a bright flash caught my atten
Elementalists Ch. 2ElementalistsChapter 2: Winds of ChangeThe walk to school was uneventful, and I couldn't see my friend anywhere. The first couple of periods went well, but they were relatively boring. Unfortunately, the good day was not to last. Jack soon started irritating me, in the way only he could. I could feel my temper rising, and a strange heat spreading through me. He kept running his mouth, prompting me to start towards him, and, in the red-tinted vision of my anger, I could swear I saw flames roiling around my clenched fists. Jack backed up surprisingly fast for his girth, pure terror on his face. I stepped closer, ready to strike, when all of a sudden, a chill wind blew through the amphitheater, knocking out the flames. I turned to the source of the unnatural wind, only to see Samuel, hands outstretched, as if to throw something. Jack ran, not looking back, and the people around us stared at us like we were freaks. I realized I hadn't been hallucinating when I had seen the flames, and I
Elementalists Chapter 1Elementalists, Chapter 1.Awakening-------------------------------With a blinding flash of fire, and a searing wave of intense heat, I opened my eyes to my room, utterly dark. As I sat up from my bed, I looked around it for what had disturbed my slumber. Nothing seemed amiss, but a strange feeling of unease spread through me. I kept looking, soon spotting a medium sized crystal that appeared to be wreathed in flames. I rushed over to it, seizing it recklessly to extinguish the blaze. It seared my hand momentarily, then stopped suddenly. The flames had disappeared, but a strange sensation of warmth spread through my body, ending at my very core. I shook off my trepidation at the strange occurrence, got dressed, and headed off for my first day of high school.